By the Numbers: 35th All American 400 at Nashville

One of the crown jewels of Super Late Model racing will be held this weekend, with the 35th All American 400 getting underway at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville.  We take a look at the historic race in the Music City in this edition of “By the Numbers” on Speed51.


5: Mark Martin, Ron Young, Derek Thorn, Boris Jurkovic and Bubba Pollard each have two runner-up finishes in the All American 400.  Jurkovic and Pollard have since won the race, but Martin, Young and Thorn are winless.


6: By our count, six drivers will attempt to run both the 100-lap Pro Late Model race and 400-lap Super Late Model race.  Those drivers are:  Bubba Pollard, Stephen Nasse, Michael House, Derek Thorn, Cole Williams and Jake Garcia.


8: Former winners Donnie Wilson and Boris Jurkovic will each be making their eighth start in the All American 400.  The two have four top 10 finishes in the event.


12: In the history of the All American 400, former winners have finished runner-up 12 different times before and/or after their big wins.


37: There have been a total of 37 versions of the All American 400. That doesn’t mean it’s been going on for that long as there have been some off years, as well as a few years in which two races were run.  A total of 37 races with the name All American have been contested.


51: In the 90s, the No. 51 was piloted to three All American 400 wins. This season, Stephen Nasse has taken his No. 51 machine to victory lane at Bristol and in the Winchester 400. He looks to make the All American 400 his third high-banked track win of 2019.  Another 51 will also have a chance to win with Kyle Busch Motorsports driver Chandler Smith.


100: In addition to the 400-lap Super Late Model race, there will be a 100-lap Pro Late Model event on Sunday as well.  The Pro Late Models run with Nashville program each time the gates open.


200+: If Sunday is not enough for you then check out the Saturday racing card with over 200 laps of racing in the support classes, as well as last chance races for the Late Models classes if needed.


274: The number of laps led by Donnie Wilson at the All American 400.  Look for him to add to this total as the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma driver loves the high banks of Nashville.


276: Junior Hanley led 276 laps in the All American 400, the most of any driver to never win the event.


400: The number is a true test of endurance.  Four hundred laps on a track that measures .596 equals the longest distance race in short track racing at over 230 miles total.


5485: We sometimes see records that will never be beaten and Jody Ridley’s number of laps run at the All American 400 is one of them.  In 15 races, he completed 5485 laps. A driver would have to run the full distance for 14 straight years to even get close to this record.  Ridley’s best finish was second in 1984.


All American 400 Past Winners

2018 Not Run

2017 Donnie Wilson

2016 Bubba Pollard

2015 Daniel Hemric

2014 John Hunter Nemechek

2013 Chase Elliott

2012 Ross Kenneth

2010 TJ Reaid

2010 Dillon Olliver

2008 Brian Campbell

2008 Chris Gabehart

2007 Johnny VanDoorn

2007 Eddie Hoffman

2006 Boris Jurkovic

2006 Eddie Hoffman

2005 Jason Hogan

2004 Chuck Barnes Jr.

2003 Brian Hoppe

2000 Mike Garvey

1999 Wayne Anderson

1998 Freddie Query

1997 Freddie Query

1996 Wayne Anderson

1995 Jeff Purvis

1994 Bobby Gill

1993 Mike Garvey

1992 Jeff Purvis

1991 Jeff Purvis

1990 Gary St. Amant

1989 Butch Miller

1988 Butch Miller

1987 Darrell Waltrip

1986 Gary Balough

1985 Rusty Wallace

1984 Gary Balough

1983 Jim Sauter

1982 Bob Senneker

1981 Butch Lindley


-Story by: Elgin Traylor, Southeast Correspondent

-Photo credit: Speed51

By the Numbers: 35th All American 400 at Nashville